Taking a walking tour down your vacation destination is the best way to actually experience that town or city. Tahoe is a beautiful town with lots to enjoy and experience, and walking at a slow pace gives you ample time to stop and explore anything that catches your fancy. This is different from being inside a tour bus or a car with prescheduled stops and destinations. The good news is that these walking tours are free. Even though they’re guided tours on Lake Tahoe walking trails, they won’t cost you a thing.
Tahoe City Historic Walking Tour
Tahoe has a long and intimate affair with history. And that torrid relationship has resulted in landmarks that dot the city and attract tourists from all over the country. And because this is a guided tour, you can expect to be on the receiving end of lots of tips as to where to dine and where to go to have a great time around Tahoe. The guide is also full of information that encompasses history, geography, data, and facts about Tahoe. But it’s not just the historic town itself which will be covered; you’ll also get a good view of the wilderness surrounding Tahoe and the majestic mountains which stand guard around the city. So be prepared to hear all about the legends of the city and some of the most colorful characters throughout its long history. The tour lasts for 1.5 hours and starts at outside the Blue Agave Restaurant, 425 N. Lake Blvd in Tahoe City. The whole tour is about one mile of flat ground and ends back near the Blue Agave Restaurant.
Waterfront Walking Tour of Lake
Without Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City wouldn’t be the great tourist destination it is today. The lake just brings beauty and life to the area which needs to be explored on foot to be really appreciated. This tour will take you down the new Lakeside Bike Trail, as well as other great Lake Tahoe walking trails. Along the way, you’ll make several stops at the Truckee River outlet, the Tahoe City Marina, the old jail, and other points of interest. This tour is also 1.5 hours long. It starts at Gatekeeper’s Museum, 130 West Lake Blvd and ends at the Boatworks Mall. The whole tour takes place on the bike trail, so the ground is level and the walk is enjoyable.